Our beginnings

Established in 2019, CommonWealth Saddles proudly announced partnerships with Amerigo Custom Saddles, Meyer Custom Saddles, and Leveza Tack and Apparel. Through these partnerships, CommonWealth Saddles provides fittings, custom saddle orders, and high-end quality tack to clients across Canada involved in the Jumping, Dressage and Eventing disciplines.

Rose Schwinghamer 

Owner and Saddle Fitter,  Western Canada 

Rose Schwinghamer started CommonWealth Saddles in 2019. Born in Montreal, Qc, Rose spent much of her childhood in St-Henri, a borough of Montreal with a rich history of leather tanneries, developing an appreciation of quality leather craft. Horses have always held a major role in Rose’s life, and lead her to pursue a Masters of Veterinary Sciences from the University of Calgary in 2014. Upon graduation, Rose worked for the University of Calgary in the Veterinary Anatomy Department allowing her to further explore and develop her passion for equine physiology. Being thoroughly dedicated not only to the physiology of horses, but to the sport itself, Rose is also an Equestrian Canada NCCP certified Instructor, and owns BreedChamp.com, an international equine breeding platform. 

Rose has been involved with saddle fit for more than a decade and was most recently recognized for successfully launching Devoucoux Saddles in Canada in 2017. Following this accomplishment, Rose proudly launched CommonWealth Saddles.

“I wanted to build an honest, transparent, Canadian company that exists for the common well-being of both horse and rider, ultimately allowing both to benefit from long happy careers.” –Rose

When Rose is not busy working hard at ensuring horse and rider are making into their perfectly fit saddles, she spends her time lessoning on her own two horses, running, gardening and occasionally coaching.

Virgin e Morrow

 Saddle Fitter,  Eastern Canada 

Virginie is CommonWealth Saddles Fitter for the Quebec/Ontario area, as well as Maritime provinces. Virginie’s background in developing young sport horses is unrivaled, and her vast knowledge set regarding equine movement and development is widely appreciated, especially when fitting for competitive clients. Virginie previously fit for Devoucoux Saddles from France, and she understands exactly how important it is that both horse and rider are comfortable, as well as where riders need to be in the saddle to allow them to help their horses accomplish the career they were bred for. In addition to working with CommonWealth Saddles, Virginie also runs a bustling competitive team and riding school in Montreal.

Virginie is an essential part of the team and brings her extensive equestrian background as a rider and coach to CommonWealth Saddles. As a competitive rider herself (Eventing), she is well rounded in all aspects of sport, and healthy development of horses. She can “talk-the-talk and walk-the-walk” and is certainly an important member of our team. We welcome Virginie to the CommonWealth Saddles Team and cannot wait to service the Quebec/Ontario market!

Kiera Allen

Saddle Associate 

Kiera began working with Rose in 2016 and has been hooked on the world of saddle fitting ever since. She has obtained her Veterinary Technical Assistant certification through Olds College and is currently furthering her career by taking the Equine Science program through Guelph University. Kiera began riding at the age of nine and has been at it ever since. When she is not riding, you can find her grooming for prestigious riders and taking care of some of the top sport horses out there! Kiera is very excited to be working with Rose again, and looking forward to meeting new people while working alongside some of the many talented minds in the industry. In the little free time that she has, Kiera likes to spend time with her dog Norman and her horse Will. She also enjoys camping, hiking, hunting and anything else that gets her outside.

Amanda Morley

Quality Control Coordinator

Amanda is CommonWealth Saddles Quality Control Coordinator. She makes sure all aspects of the business are top notch before heading to the client or being posted online. Amanda started off as a client of CommonWealth Saddles, and eagerly accepted the opportunity to become part of the Team. She brings years of experience working in Project Management and Quality Control from the Oil and Construction industries. The ability to work in an industry so close to her heart, makes this opportunity even more exciting!

Amanda has ridden since the age of eight, taking time off for school and other interests, but horses always seem to call her back! Most recently, Amanda and her equine partner Winston have debuted in the eventing world. They are both loving the challenge and the thrill. Who knew quarter horses loved jumping so much?!

Rose Schwinghamer started CommonWealth Saddles in 2019. Born in Montreal, Qc, Rose spent much of her childhood in St-Henri, a borough of Montreal with a rich history of leather tanneries, developing an appreciation of quality leather craft. Horses have always held a major role in Rose’s life, and lead her to pursue a Masters of Veterinary Sciences from the University of Calgary in 2014. Upon graduation, Rose worked for the University of Calgary in the Veterinary Anatomy Department allowing her to further explore and develop her passion for equine physiology. Being thoroughly dedicated not only to the physiology of horses, but to the sport itself, Rose is also an Equestrian Canada NCCP certified Instructor, and started BreedChamp.com, an international equine breeding platform. 

Rose has been involved with saddle fit for more than a decade and was most recently recognized for successfully launching Devoucoux Saddles in Canada in 2017. Following this accomplishment, Rose proudly launched CommonWealth Saddles.

“I wanted to build an honest, transparent, Canadian company that exists for the common well-being of both horse and rider, ultimately allowing both to benefit from long happy careers.” –Rose

When Rose is not busy working hard at ensuring horse and rider are making into their perfectly fit saddles, she spends her time lessoning on her own two horses, running, gardening and occasionally coaching.

Rose Schwinghamer 

Owner and Saddle Fitter,  Western Canada 

Virgin e Morrow

 Saddle Fitter,  Eastern Canada 

Virginie is CommonWealth Saddles Fitter for the Quebec/Ontario area, as well as Maritime provinces. Virginie’s background in developing young sport horses is unrivaled, and her vast knowledge set regarding equine movement and development is widely appreciated, especially when fitting for competitive clients. Virginie previously fit for Devoucoux Saddles from France, and she understands exactly how important it is that both horse and rider are comfortable, as well as where riders need to be in the saddle to allow them to help their horses accomplish the career they were bred for. In addition to working with CommonWealth Saddles, Virginie also runs a bustling competitive team and riding school in Montreal.

Virginie is an essential part of the team and brings her extensive equestrian background as a rider and coach to CommonWealth Saddles. As a competitive rider herself (Eventing), she is well rounded in all aspects of sport, and healthy development of horses. She can “talk-the-talk and walk-the-walk” and is certainly an important member of our team. We welcome Virginie to the CommonWealth Saddles Team and cannot wait to service the Quebec/Ontario market!

Kiera began working with Rose in 2016 and has been hooked on the world of saddle fitting ever since. She has obtained her Veterinary Technical Assistant certification through Olds College and is currently furthering her career by taking the Equine Science program through Guelph University. Kiera began riding at the age of nine and has been at it ever since. When she is not riding, you can find her grooming for prestigious riders and taking care of some of the top sport horses out there! Kiera is very excited to be working with Rose again, and looking forward to meeting new people while working alongside some of the many talented minds in the industry. In the little free time that she has, Kiera likes to spend time with her dog Norman and her horse Will. She also enjoys camping, hiking, hunting and anything else that gets her outside.

Kiera Allen

Saddle Fitter, Saskatchewan and Manitoba 

Amanda Morley

Special Projects Coordinator

Amanda is CommonWealth Saddles’s Special Projects Coordinator. She makes sure all aspects of the business are top notch before heading to the client or being posted online. Amanda started off as a client of CommonWealth Saddles, and eagerly accepted the opportunity to become part of the Team. She brings years of experience working in Project Management and Quality Control from the Oil and Construction industries. The ability to work in an industry so close to her heart, makes this opportunity even more exciting!

Amanda has ridden since the age of eight, taking time off for school and other interests, but horses always seem to call her back! Most recently, Amanda and her equine partner Winston have debuted in the eventing world. They are both loving the challenge and the thrill. Who knew quarter horses loved jumping so much?!

Fittings are always free for any saddle we carry.

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(587) 205-0386

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Fittings
Wednesday-Friday, 9 a.m. — 9 p.m. MST
Saturday, 9 a.m. — 5 p.m. MST
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